First Choice has ditched its commitment to exclusively providing all-inclusive holidays, unveiling plans to offer customers more package breaks. The changes will be revealed in a new multi-million-pound ad campaign.
TUI Group will launch its latest marketing campaign on prime Saturday and Sunday slots this weekend. The company will debut one of four ads that audiences will see in the coming months.
TUI has launched its winter 2020 programme as well as over 1,000 popular hotels for the summer 2021 season. Selling summer holidays well in advance is in direct response to positive customer feedback and demand and was first introduced last November.
TUI has to announced 135 hotels, including 56 which have exclusivity to TUI, have been added to its offering and are now on sale for next year. The 135 hotels, previously enjoyed by Thomas Cook customers, have been added following customer demand.
TUI has added an additional two million seats to holiday favourites including Turkey, Greece, Balearics, Canaries, Egypt, Mexico and Florida. Alongside its commitment to provide holiday packages, TUI Airways will create jobs for over 100 pilots and over 200 cabin crew.
TUI UK has announced a major expansion of its tours programme. The holiday giant will roll out a series of a brand-new tours for summer and winter next year, with 70 itineraries taking the company into totally new territory.
With the TUI Blue Nam Hoi An hotel, TUI Group’s flagship hotel brand will make its debut in Vietnam in March next year. The brand is set to become the world’s largest leisure hotel brand and increase its portfolio to more than 100 hotels by 2020.
Tui has said robust business has outweighed problems with the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max in the third quarter. As a result, the European travel and tourism operator upheld its earnings outlook for the full year.
TUI Airways pilot Mike Bowden, who joined the airline last year, has returned to the Red Arrows this summer to perform in aerobatic displays for one last time. TUI Airways released Bowden from his flying duties to step in for Red 3, who was injured playing football ahead of the season.
The Tui supervisory board has unanimously elected Dieter Zetsche to the role of chairman. He succeeds Klaus Mangold, who has stepped down from his position after eight years.